At Least 80 Dead And 350 Wounded After Truck Bomb Explosion In Kabul

At least 80 people have been killed and 350 wounded in Kabul after a car bomb detonated in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital, according to Health Ministry spokesperson Wahidullah Majrooh.

The explosion took place during morning peak hour local time near the entrance of the German embassy, according to a spokesperson for Kabul police:
“It was a car bomb near the German embassy, but there are several other important compounds and offices near there too. It is hard to say what the exact target is.”
According to Kabul’s police chief, the bomb was in a truck used for emptying septic wells.
Frances Adamson, the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has said that all Australian diplomatic staff are accounted for but are currently in lockdown.
The attack comes just days into the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Source: Sky News / ABC / New York Times.
Photo: Getty Images / Andalou Agency.